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PCS Global9 week3voc

Global Studies vocabulary for week 3

TermDefinition
daoism Began in china 500 BCE: belief in following natural spontaneity,. desire for harmony and the sense of the absurd, and to follow "The Way"
confucianism His students gathered his ideas in a book called the Analects. this philosophy taught proper conduct through the Five Relationships-respect for parents, ancestors, teachers, and rulers. Good government was important
Belief system a set of ideas and practices that help explain the origins of life, what happens after people die and how to live a good life (note: all religions are belief systems, but not all belief systems are religions.
Christianity religion that started around 30 CE in Palestine after the death of Jesus, a Jew: Belief that Jesus is the son of God and the redeemer of humankind: the bible is the holy text, Ten commandments.
Dynasty a series of rulers from the same family or group
Empire group of once separate areas ruled by a single person or government
Government the group of people that have the power to make laws and important decisions for a community, state, or nation
Hinduism The Vedas are considered sacred. There is one God who can take many forms. The goal of this religion is to achieve Moksha and one can do this through having good Karma and Dharma and reincarnation. Ahimsa, or nonviolence is observed
Judaism religion that started around 2000 BCE in Palestine where they believe in one God, the Ten Commandment, and their holy test is the Torah.
Buddhism This religion/philosophy taught one to seek the middle path through mediation. Understanding the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold path would help one reach the goal of Nirvana. It started in Northern India in 500s BCE
Created by: cboula